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Is a Smart Republican Too Much To Ask For?

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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:10 PM
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Seems to be.

My political alliances are strongly on the Republican side. More Libertarian but...that's not a winner. The Democratic field this election year is garbage. Almost as bad as Hillary. I like Pete but he will never win. Bernie is ok but he is near to death. Amy Klobuchar is the best but she too, stands no chance.

I'm 90% certain Trump will win re-election. I can't understand why other than our much better 401k's. I feel he is great for our economy at the expense of ruining our democracy.

If Trump could do what he is doing without all the divisiveness. If he could just shut up and do what he is doing...I'd support him.

Is a smart Republican too much to ask for? Trump is no messiah. He isn't God. He isn't the chosen one.

I've voted red all my life until Trump. Now I vote out of spite. That's what he has gotten me, and a lot of our country.

I can't tolerate a liar and idiot representing me. I thought Bush was bad, and I voted for him, but I had no idea how bad it could be until Trump.

Can we not have an intelligent Republican? Someone who says what he means and does what he says? Someone who loves the country more than himself?

I guess not.



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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king...


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

You have, he's in charge.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

Just hold your nose amd vote for a platform. Thats all the voters can ever do. They all suck


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:16 PM
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Maybe you need to be “smarter” to see it?



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

I know. That's the problem.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Admitted

Just hold your nose amd vote for a platform. Thats all the voters can ever do. They all suck


That's my point. They all suck.

I'd move out of country but I have a kid in school and she would kill me.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

He is, and will be for a few more years, the best of the rest.

Nothing less, maybe more.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:19 PM
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Trump is an ass.

But he gets the job done, much more so than any other President in my life.

I don't have to like him personally... I honestly don't care.

It's not like I have to hang out with him on a personal level.

I have to ask though...

Why do you not put any blame on the Democratic party for the division in our country right now?

As a former Democrat all I can see is that particular party trying to tear our country apart just to try to stay in power.

They have already shown by word and deed that they care more for illegal immigrants than our own citizens.

They have shown that if we tank economically they would welcome it.

They no longer represent the majority of America.

So why no real blame there for our fractured nation?


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

While the media hate Trump.

I think having someone with an unmutible platform to push back against the leftist agenda is worth the discontent it causes.

Otherwise, there would be no voice against the entitled hate filled diatribes of the media/Hollywood /leftist politicians.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:23 PM
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We don't live in a democracy, we live in a republic. There's a difference.

As far as Trump goes, he reversed a lot of Obama's stifling regulations and restrictions on business which helped our economy grow. I don't see where those actions destroyed our water, land or air and the historically low unemployment for minorities and best economy in decades is a really good sign that he was right. The trade deals he said were coming are here. The national security he talked about improving has greatly improved.

I know Dems don't like any of what's going on and they want to go back to the crap we were dealing with prior to 2017, but that's because they wouldn't know their heads from their asses on a good day.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

I don't place as much blame on democrats because the leader is a republican.

They (dems) are equally deplorable in this but it comes from the top.

The buck stops at Trump. He is in charge. He will never take blame and that's the problem.

He's leading. The top guy gets blame. And he NEVER accepts blame.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

What you call "divisiveness" always existed, Trump just had the balls to make it clear and that triggered those who were following a fake image and a foreign ideology.

Voting for other than Trump is worse, like it or not.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:25 PM
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I can't see how you're "strongly" on the Republican aide yet say Bernie's OK? Bernie socialism Sanders is OK? I can't think of a single conservative value he has too. Same for Pete.

Trump is divisive when his words are being taken out of context on CNN MSNBC etc. How is he divisive?



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Admitted

Trump is an ass.

But he gets the job done, much more so than any other President in my life.

I don't have to like him personally... I honestly don't care.

It's not like I have to hang out with him on a personal level.

I have to ask though...

Why do you not put any blame on the Democratic party for the division in our country right now?

As a former Democrat all I can see is that particular party trying to tear our country apart just to try to stay in power.

They have already shown by word and deed that they care more for illegal immigrants than our own citizens.

They have shown that if we tank economically they would welcome it.

They no longer represent the majority of America.

So why no real blame there for our fractured nation?


Bingo.

And I don't hear any of the long-term politicians say how they have tried and tried to fix things in the 30+ years they've been in Washington but haven't been able to, but of course they will fix everything if we elect one of them for president.

Please. I believe my dog more when he says he didn't piss on the carpet and I can see that he did.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: HalWesten
We don't live in a democracy, we live in a republic. There's a difference.

As far as Trump goes, he reversed a lot of Obama's stifling regulations and restrictions on business which helped our economy grow. I don't see where those actions destroyed our water, land or air and the historically low unemployment for minorities and best economy in decades is a really good sign that he was right. The trade deals he said were coming are here. The national security he talked about improving has greatly improved.

I know Dems don't like any of what's going on and they want to go back to the crap we were dealing with prior to 2017, but that's because they wouldn't know their heads from their asses on a good day.


It's a republic. Yes. And Trump has reversed many of Obama's regulations. Thing is...the next president will do just the same. Trump is accomplishing nothing other than temporary nonsense.

Whether this year or 4 years (more likely) from now...this will all repeat and be undone.

Can we get a president who can make some permanent changes? Trump is not him.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:30 PM
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The answer is no, not without constitutional amendments. No president can make a "permanent" change. Only the People can do that and they have to be willing to do so.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:30 PM
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There are plenty of "smart" people in the government (and military and business world). They're all pretty much people you never see or hear about. Or you think they have no real power. The faces you see on the news every day are there to keep the easily amused part of your brain doing all the thinking.

Be careful what you wish for.
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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

I suppose so.

Thing is...voting for Trump hasn't made my life any better, really. It's the same. I just don't like the guy and I think he is a destructive force on the world stage. I think he could do great, but he doesn't. So I want him out.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: Admitted
a reply to: Lumenari

I don't place as much blame on democrats because the leader is a republican.

They (dems) are equally deplorable in this but it comes from the top.

The buck stops at Trump. He is in charge. He will never take blame and that's the problem.

He's leading. The top guy gets blame. And he NEVER accepts blame.


The blame for what, exactly?

Record unemployment numbers for all demographics?

The lowest wage earners in this country seeing their wages rise at the fastest levels in decades?

Small businesses (of which I am one) showing record profits?

Not to mention the stock market...

What do you "blame" him for that he needs to accept responsibility for?

As far as you not blaming Democrats for anything, have you turned on the television lately?

They are actively doing everything they can to drag this country down.

Do you blame Trump for that?

~puzzled~



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